Vermont Healthcare Whistleblower's Protection Act Poster
The Healthcare Whistleblower's Protection Act is a labor law posters poster by the Vermont Department Of Labor. This poster is mandatory for some employers, including employers who fall under the healthcare sector.
This poster must be posted in a conspicuous place by all healthcare employers so that all employees can easily see it. This poster describes the protections that whistleblowers in the healthcare industry get, when employees are eligible for these protections, and when it is possible to bring action against employers for violating this law.
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Vermont Law (Title 21, V.S.A., Sections 507 - 509) requires every hospital and nursing home to post this notice. It is illegal for your employer to ﬁ re you, threaten you, retaliate against you or treat you differently because: 1. You reported a violation of the law by your employer to any person, entity, or public body; 2. You reported a medical error or improper quality of patient care by your employer to any person, entity, or public body; 3. You reported something that risks someone’s health or safety; 4. You have objected or refused to participate in any activ- ity, policy, or practice of your employer that you reasonably believe is a violation of a law or constitutes improper quality of care, or that will endanger your life; or 5. You have been involved in an investigation or hearing held by the government.You are protected by this law ONLY if: 1. You are employed by a hospi- tal, or nursing home; and 2. You tell your employer about the problem and allow a reasonable time for it to be corrected; or 3. You have good reason to believe that your employer will not correct the problem. If you have been ﬁ red or your employer has retaliated against you due to a violation of this law, you may: 1. Use any available internal process, grievance procedure, or similar process available to you to maintain or restore any loss of employment rights with your employer; or 2. Bring an action in the superior court of the county where the retaliation by your employer occurred. To report a violation, unsafe con- dition or practice or an illegal act in your workplace, contact: (The employer should ﬁ ll in this information) (Name) (Title) (Location) (Telephone) FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL THE VERMONT DEPARTMENT OF LABOR | 1-802-828-0267 | TTY/Relay Service at 711 | TDD services at 1-800-650-4152 Auxiliary aides and services are available upon request for individuals with disabilities. Interpretive services are also available for persons with limited English proﬁ ciency. WWW.LABOR.VERMONT.GOV re * A copy of the complete statute can be found at: http://legislature.vermont.gov/ statutes/chapter/21/005 This poster may be copied. Healthcare Whistleblower’s Protection Act There is protection for Healthcare Employees Who Report or Refuse to Commit Illegal Acts* to whistle blowerblower
Other Vermont Labor Law Posters 4 PDFS
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- Original poster PDF https://labor.vermont.gov/sites/labor/files/doc_library/WH-WHISTLE-BLOWER-HEALTHCARE.pdf , updated August 2019
- Vermont Labor Law Posters at http://labor.vermont.gov/publications/
- Vermont Department Of Labor
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